Why can't my Pioneer DVR-A07 burn any +R media?

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#1

I’ve had a Pioneer DVR-A07U for almost 1 year. It came with firmware 1.09, and it has never been able to successfully burn any +R media at any speed, including good quality Taiyo Yuden (YUDEN…) or RICOHJPNR01. However, it has burned every type of -R media I have ever tried using Nero 5.5.10.35. My older Pioneer A06 drive on another machine running the same version of Nero is able to burn either -R and +R without any problems.

Since I’m a procrastinator and I mainly use -R media, I waited until my 1 year warranty is almost up to resolve this. People said to upgrade from firmware 1.09 to the 107/A07 official firmware 1.21 which I did tonight, and as I feared it made absolutely no difference… the A07 still can only burn -R.

If anyone knows what the problem is, such as my drive has a hardware defect or if Nero 5.5.10.35 only supports +R on the A06 but not the A07 (which seems hard to believe), please post. I couldn’t find anything stating this on Ahead/Nero’s (not-user-friendly) web site. Thanks.

Below is the Nero error log of the failed +R burn with firmware 1.21:


Windows 2000 5.0
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1019), size=45056 bytes, created 5/10/1999 4:06:00 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 10:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.35
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D>Version: 1.21 - HA 1 TA 1 - 5.5.10.35
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
CD-ROM: <DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316E>Version: 0052 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.35
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y160P0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI CD-R/RW 48X16 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316E atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 36700160 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 223MB (228848kB)
Free physical memory: 79MB (81184kB)
Memory in use : 64 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: Off

26.6.2005
UDF/ISO compilation
11:33:41 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
DVD-Video files reallocation started

11:33:41 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

11:33:41 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7576
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:33:41 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
DVD-Video files sorted

11:33:41 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

11:33:41 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D running

11:33:41 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:33:41 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:33:41 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:33:42 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 2060336 (2060336) = #2060336/457:51.11
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:33:43 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 222
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28)
Last address to be written: 2060335 (457:51.10)

11:33:43 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 227
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

11:33:43 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1680
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: YUDEN000, Media Type ID: T02, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

11:33:43 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 -75091968

11:33:43 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 2060336 (2060336) = #2060336/457:51.11
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2060336 blocks [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:33:43 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

11:33:43 PM #17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

11:33:43 PM #18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

11:33:43 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:33:43 PM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7892
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Media Specific:
00 03 59 55 44 45 4E 30 - 30 30 54 30 32 00 38 23 …YUDEN000T02.8#
54 37 10 02 4E 72 02 8C - 63 16 16 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 T7…Nr…c…
19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 …

11:33:43 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 442
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:33:45 PM #22 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 316
23:33:45.800 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D : Queue again later (Intervall : 19msec)

11:55:26 PM #23 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
<PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2060336 (1F7030h), lenght 0 blocks

11:55:26 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:55:28 PM #25 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1215
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x01 0x00 0x00 0xFF 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

11:55:28 PM #26 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1215
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x06 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x03

11:55:28 PM #27 CDR -1066 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1468
Invalid field in command

11:55:28 PM #28 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1468
Could not perform end of Disc-At-Once

11:55:28 PM #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

11:55:28 PM #30 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDR4VSD.SYS’: Ver=2.5 (075), size=60560 bytes, created 6/1/1999 7:50:00 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1019), size=25244 bytes, created 5/10/1999 4:06:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.60a, size=17232 bytes, created 4/4/2004 5:08:40 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.00.2195.5376, size=86704 bytes, created 7/22/2002 12:05:04 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#2

Use an actual burning app, not such an obsolete one.


#3

Since burning +R works fine on my A06 with Nero 5.5.10.35, I don’t see why it shouldn’t work on the A07 when burning +R.

If anyone can honestly tell me that using a different burning program or a later version of Nero (such as 6 though many people dislike Nero 6 more than 5) will cure this +R burning problem, then I would consider it worth the upgrade expense.

The point of my post is to find out WHY this is happening before I incur any additional expense.


#4

Expense? Why don’t you just download a trial of Nero 6 and test it with your burner?
You can even install it on another OS installation than your current one…